Who hoo's there?

Well, its a hoot to have you visit! My quill scribblings are merely a sprinkling of crafty dreams, a dash of vintage finds, and a heap of owl's tales... , Owly Byrd

Speckled Eggs

Mad in Crafts offers this be-speckled egg tutorial with nifty thrifty dollar nest ingredients.


Owl Cakes

Have you seen anything sweeter? Original design by Lindsay for her sweetie. 

And there's cupcakes too!

Great Horned Owl - Those are dried mango slices for the eyes, with chocolate eyeballs and black licorice noses!

Thus there is a new flickr category for owl cake collection.


Vintage Stitch Patterns

Vintage patterns for hand stitching can be found on 



Twister Tuesday

Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.

Say each tricky twister 3 times in a row,
as fast as you can.

More twisters? 


Toad's Treasures

Toad's Treasures has posted an easy and free owl pattern. 


Caspar Babypants

"Caspar Babypants makes simple sing-a-long music for babies brains and parents ears." Caspar Babypants is also known as Chris Ballew, Grammy nominated musician and lead singer for The Presidents of the United States of America.
Lyrics from I HEARD A BIRD

I heard a bird
tell me something true
I heard a bird tell another bird I’ll always love you

I heard a bird
tell me something nice
summertime sun gives way to wintertime ice

Some really cute videos and downloads are available on babypantsmusic.com - guaranteed to bring a smile to your day! CB albums are designed by fabulous collage artist Kate Endle, who Owly adores and featured in a post.


Plushroom Soup

Original owls and plushies designed and sewn by Jessica of Plushroom Soup.

Just love the true outdoors.


Tech Case

American Girl Tech Case Sewing Kit
Sew a tote for your camera, MP3 player or cell phone!

Designed for ages 8 and up.
Found only at Michaels.


Origami Owl

Colorful wings, golden eyes, and pricked-up ears give this origami owl a wise look.

Print the hue rich origami owl pattern
from Hewitt Packard. View the instructions here.

Share your version? 


Snow Owly

Snow Owly has settled in his new nest in Melbourne, Australia. Visit Snow Owly at Mira Narnie Blog. 
Don't miss the handcrafted creativity of Brenda. 
Swoop on by her Mira Narie Etsy Shop and hang about.

From Minnesota, USA to Melbourne, Australia

Avg January Temperature in St. Paul, Minnesota 
Hi  24 degrees   Lo  05 degrees 
Avg January Temperatures in Melbourne, Australia
Hi  80 degrees   Lo 67 degrees
{Degrees in fahrenheit}


Trigo Owl

Renae of Etsy Shop Trigo hand embroidered the vintage owl herself from a 1970s stitchery kit. Upcycled Olive Owl Bag  $45

 It was her awesome upcycled monsters that first caught Owly's eye. Monster Coil Purse $8.10

 Pink Joined-Twin Monsters .... 
a new twist on the sock monkey.

Free Shipping to US + Canada



Owly finds pink hearts and cherry-topped cupcakes in the online forest. 

Tricia Rennea created these delicious doodle pages for your valentine download. 


Animal Stickers

Swedish illustrator Lotta Bruhn designed 
these fun stickers for your personal download.

Download the pdf, print on a self-adhesive A4 sheet, cut and you have stickers to decorate your home, office, car etc. 


Edible Fungi

Edible Fungi
Originally uploaded by art-e-ology

An Owly Forest Find from art-e-ology. Click on picture for full download options.

Please follow original owner's terms for usage. Not for digital commercial distribution. For your personal usage and within art creations.

Kate Endle

No nest is complete without a Kate Endle collage.

Love is in the air
Artist Kate Endle has the most amazing owl collages in the whole online forest. It is not to be missed. 

Swoop on by Kate Endle etsy shop.   


Valentine Contest

Love is best when shared and enjoyed together. 

The prize is a matching set of oversize Valentine Mugs

Congratulation Wintor for winning the Valentine Mugs!

How do I win? This contest will run until February 14, 2010, noon U.S. Central Time. A random entry will be chosen using Random.org. We will announce the winner on this blog post and the winner will be contacted via email. The winner has 72 hours to claim their prize and send mailing information or a new winner will be chosen from the remaining entries. We hope you have fun. Come back often to see what else can be won.



The art of Elisabeth LeCourt. She uses maps for clothing art. Her work has been exhibited in galleries around the world. Born in France, LeCourt now lives and designs in London. 

Here's a project I must tackle, 
given the numerous vintage National Geographic 
worldwide and stateside maps I have - 
some are for sale at my etsy shop The Owl Log.


Walking On The Moon

The etsy treasury Walking On The Moon, created by Aubeebop, simply defies gravity. Our vintage Life Magazines May 1963 was featured. This treasury is expired.

Space program articles and photography has been quite trendy for nostalgia and its retro look. Only two issues with space/moon content remain in our popular Life Magazine collection.

Comet Brooch by Aubeebop
Atomic Boy by SweetHeartSinner